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#11412583 - 02/13/16 08:04 PM Helix 7 mount, metal alternative?
a-mac Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 721
Loc: Bloomington, IN
I love my Helix 7, but I am worried about the plastic Gimbal mount failing, particularly if the water is rough.

I have the unit mounted to the front on a large ram mount. It doesn't budge, but it seems like something that could fail.

Has anyone had any issues with their current plastic mounts failing?
Does anyone know if a metal alternative is out there?

Thanks!
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#11412623 - 02/13/16 08:21 PM Re: Helix 7 mount, metal alternative? [Re: a-mac]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3019
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Broke one of my Helix 7 mounts today. Caught it with a dock rope. Luckly, the wiring and plugs are pretty snug. It was hanging over the side of the boat by the time I backed in the trailer.

Funny thing? I made a 3/4"'thick lexan double mount for the two at the console that is strong enough to shake the boat on the trailer with it and was in the process of making a low profile metal mount for the bow unit. Guess I need to proceed with the project on my lunch breaks at work.
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#11412732 - 02/13/16 09:08 PM Re: Helix 7 mount, metal alternative? [Re: a-mac]
a-mac Offline
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Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 721
Loc: Bloomington, IN
I'd love to see pics when you are finished!

3/4" lexan is some heavy stuff, I can see it doing the job.

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#11412738 - 02/13/16 09:12 PM Re: Helix 7 mount, metal alternative? [Re: a-mac]
a-mac Offline
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Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 721
Loc: Bloomington, IN
I'd love to see pics when you are finished!

3/4" lexan is some heavy stuff, I can see it doing the job.

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#11412833 - 02/13/16 10:12 PM Re: Helix 7 mount, metal alternative? [Re: a-mac]
Kyle405 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/15
Posts: 210
Loc: Ellis County, Tx.
I've ran some rough water before. I have mine on a ram mount. Helix with the ram I have has been solid. I used Terry at Anglers Marine near Cedar Creek to install it. He does good work.

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